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Arthroscopic assisted reduction and internal fixation of lateral femoral epiphyseal injury in adolescent soccer player: a report of one case

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Abstract

Ligament injuries are more common than fractures in adolescents. We operated on an adolescent soccer player, who had a lateral femoral epiphyseal injury using arthroscopic-assisted reduction and percutaneous internal fixation. During second-look arthroscopy 2 years after the first operation, there was articular cartilage congruity, without any visible step-off. The axial alignment did not reveal any residual valgus deformity.

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Lee, Y.S., Jung, Y.B., Ahn, J.H. et al. Arthroscopic assisted reduction and internal fixation of lateral femoral epiphyseal injury in adolescent soccer player: a report of one case. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 15, 744–746 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-006-0214-7

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Keywords

  • Femur
  • Epiphyseal injury
  • Arthroscopy
  • Internal fixation